24 September 2007 06:00 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--These were the top stories at 06:00 GMT in the following European newspapers’ online versions on Monday. ICIS has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. To go to the individual websites, click the links below:
When Yasuo Fukuda emerged last week as the would-be saviour of the Liberal Democratic party, he told one interviewer that he “had drawn the short straw”.
Wal-Mart seeks emissions data
Wal-Mart is to ask its suppliers to measure and report their greenhouse gas emissions, in the biggest move to disclose emissions from businesses.
Companies and markets
Economic Outlook: Housing waits to assess damage to confidence
Alan Greenspan’s warning that
Wall St enjoys best week in six months
Wall Street stocks had their best week for six months after the Federal Reserve surprised markets by slashing interest rates by half a percentage point.
Yasuo Fukuda, a moderate, is chosen to lead
Yasuo Fukuda, a mild-mannered political moderate known for his ability to build consensus behind the scenes, was chosen Sunday by
A restless Sarkozy vows to lead
President Nicolas Sarkozy of
Cloud of worry gathers over wireless health risks
While major cities around the world rush to blanket neighborhoods with free wireless Internet access, critics are questioning the health risks that might be created by a wired
One Laptop Per Child proves to be a hard sell
One Laptop Per Child, an ambitious project to bring computing to children in the developing world, has considerable momentum.
Putin ponders Zubkov's proposals
President Vladimir Putin will meet with the Cabinet in the Kremlin on Monday, but he is keeping tight-lipped about whether the ministers will be from the old Cabinet or the much-anticipated new one.
A Just Russia opted for computer terminology in kicking off its first federal election campaign Sunday, calling for the creation of "socialism 3.0."
Putin sees role for foreign investors
President Vladimir Putin told business leaders in
Tariko's bank halts some loans
Russky Standart bank has temporarily halted issuing cash loans as a result of the global credit crunch, the Financial Times reported Saturday.
Have scientists discovered intuition?
Whenever humans recognize a mistake, a mysterious wave of electricity passes through the brain. Researchers think the signal could explain addiction, error correction and even the sixth sense.
Leisure photos of camp guards shock Germans
Newly released photos of SS officers sitting in canvas chairs, participating in sing-alongs and enjoying their free time at a recreation home near Auschwitz have shocked many in
A traditional wake up service, special to Ramadan
Although some people complain about the noise of drums beating at night to wake people up for the predawn meal during Ramadan, it is still a much-loved tradition of the holy month for many Muslims.
EU hails gov't willingness to debate constitutional draft
Business and finance
Interest rate cut to be continue
Market experts expect the Central Bank to continue interest rate cuts. They predict that interest rate will drop 1.5 to 2 points by the end of the year.
Seven-month foreign capital inflow $13bn
Fotyga avoids international observation of general election
In an unprecedented act on a global scale, Foreign Minister Anna Fotyga has opposed a visit by representatives of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to oversee the parliamentary elections.
Budget deficit drops as tax revenues higher than expected
The Finance Ministry has announced that tax revenues this year will be over zlotych (Zl)13bn ($4.8m/€3.47m) higher than anticipated in the budget bill. The largest difference will be in the Personal Income Tax revenues, which will exceed the planned revenues by Zl.3.4bn.
Amrest Coffee contracts
Amrest Coffee Czechy and Amrest Coffee Polska signed a contract to run Starbucks cafes in Poland and the Czech Republic until 2022 with an option of extending for a further five years.
The relocation of traders at
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